|Birth: ||Jan. 2, 1865|
|Death: ||Dec. 2, 1932|
Elizabeth appeared in the U.S. Federal 1880 census as 16 years old, living with her Uncle Isham. She had been orphaned. The death certificate says she was born in 1867, her obituary states she was born 2 January 1866, but her headstone says 1865, which is more in line with the census. Her parents were William A. Bodiford and Mary Jane Watson. Her siblings were Rebecca Bodiford, Sandy Alexander Bodiford, and Sarah Jane Bodiford. She is buried in Kanosh, Millard County, Utah. Her sister, Sarah Jane Bodiford White is buried in City of Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona (Find A Grave Memorial# 35125992). Her brother, Sandy Alexander Bodiford, is buried at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Houston County, Alabama (Memorial # 66641719). I am still searching for Rebecca's info.
Western States Marriage Index
Details For Marriage ID#213303
Groom Last Name: WHITAKER
Groom First Name: George W. (47)
Bride Last Name: BODEFORD
Bride First Name: Elizabeth (35)
Place: Salt Lake City
Date: 08 Jan 1902
County of Record: Millard
The following article was published in the Millard County Progress on 9 Dec 1932:
Kanosh, Mrs. George Whiatker Dies
Funeral Services were held for Elizabeth Bodiford Whitaker Sunday Dec. 4, Bishop Preal George conducting. The choir sang "What Was Witnessed in the Heavens." Prayer was offered by Leonard Abraham. followed the choir singing "Come Follow Me." Fred Hollerman then sang "Soul of Man". The speakers were Elders George Rogers, E. L. Black, A. A. Kimball and Bishop Poulson of Holden. The invocation was pronounced by Frank Christensen.
Mrs. Whitaker was born in Alabama January 2, 1866 and died in Hatton Dec. 6. Her childhood days were spent in Alabama as an invalid. She was healed by blessings and administrations from L.D.S. Elders. She joined the Church there and then came to Utah where she married Mr. George Whiatker. She was a faithful worker and donator to her religion. She leaves her husband and a sister, Mrs. Sarah White of Mesa, Arizona.
Utah Death Certificate
George William Whitaker (1847 - 1933)*
Created by: BBW
Record added: Apr 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67959176
Added: Mar. 9, 2013
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